I began writing haiku in 1998 and since that time have also written tanka, haibun, sijo, cinquain, traditional poetry, and free verse poetry. With my own watercolor paintings, sketches, and photographs I love to create haiga and find the combination of image and poem very interesting to explore, create, and savor.
Organizational Memberships: Haiku Society of America, Haiku Canada, the Tanka Society of America, the Yuki Teikei Society, Haiku Poets of Northern California, and the Southern California Haiku Study Group.
- Co-editor of the 2002 Haiku Society of America Anthology titled bits of itself
- Co-organizer of the first Pacific Rim Haiku Conference, November 2002, in Long Beach, CA
- Editor of the 2008 SCHSG Haiku Anthology titled above the tree line
- Editor of the 2009 SCHSG Haiku Anthology shell gathering
A 5th generation native Californian, I was raised in a country home in the Sacramento farm valley and attended college at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo. I presently live in Southern California.